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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:58 am

The Archregimancy wrote:The most isolated remaining British territory with a resident governor or commissioner is probably Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

No. Don't send him to Ascension. I loved my time there, and I don't want the image of the place ruined by being chosen as a place to offload troublesome Royals. Exiling Napoleon to Saint Helena was fine, but the image of the islands will be collectively damaged permanently by an alleged Epstein-linked sexual abuser being offloaded there.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:30 am

I hadn't picked up that the Tory MP they've arrested was a former minister. Rather narrows down the list of possible people.
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:55 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:I hadn't picked up that the Tory MP they've arrested was a former minister. Rather narrows down the list of possible people.

Some of the meagre morsels so far is that it's a "man in his 50s", and the allegations centre around addresses at Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:00 am

The New California Republic wrote:
An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:I hadn't picked up that the Tory MP they've arrested was a former minister. Rather narrows down the list of possible people.

Some of the meagre morsels so far is that it's a "man in his 50s", and the allegations centre around addresses at Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney.


It's a possible list of about 8 people. I'm really hoping it's Mark Francois.
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Postby Celritannia » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:03 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:Some of the meagre morsels so far is that it's a "man in his 50s", and the allegations centre around addresses at Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney.


It's a possible list of about 8 people. I'm really hoping it's Mark Francois.


Who's on the list?

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:06 am

Celritannia wrote:
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It's a possible list of about 8 people. I'm really hoping it's Mark Francois.


Who's on the list?



Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Jeremy Hunt, Mark Francois, Greg Hands, Sajid Javid and a few others probably.
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Postby Celritannia » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:12 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:
Celritannia wrote:
Who's on the list?



Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Jeremy Hunt, Mark Francois, Greg Hands, Sajid Javid and a few others probably.


As much as I dislike Jeremy Hunt, I can't really see him doing something like this.

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:17 am

Celritannia wrote:
An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:

Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Jeremy Hunt, Mark Francois, Greg Hands, Sajid Javid and a few others probably.


As much as I dislike Jeremy Hunt, I can't really see him doing something like this.


Well we don't know if anyone actually did something at the moment. But there really aren't that many ex-Minister Tory MPs in their fifties.
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Postby The Archregimancy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:40 am

The New California Republic wrote:
An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:I hadn't picked up that the Tory MP they've arrested was a former minister. Rather narrows down the list of possible people.

Some of the meagre morsels so far is that it's a "man in his 50s", and the allegations centre around addresses at Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney.


Westminster doesn't narrow anything down since by definition all MPs have Westminster connections.

The three MPs whose constituencies cover Lambeth (Vauxhall; Dulwich & West Norwood; Streatham) are all women, and are all Labour. Hackney is also divided between constituencies held by Labour women (Hackney North & Stoke Newington; Hackney South & Shoreditch). So I think we can rule out the constituency MPs for those London boroughs.

Lambeth, however, would also cover Waterloo train station, the Archbishop of Canterbury's London palace, and Mi6/SIS HQ - so there's some scope for non-constituency shenanigans there. Hackney seems to have fewer opportunities for senior ministers to pass through the borough on ministerial business.


I will note, in fairness to the Conservative & Unionist Party (who are having a spot of bother with sexual assault right now following Charlie Elphicke's verdict this past week), that the allegations were apparently raised by a Tory MP, who reported them to the Chief Whip, who in turn encouraged the woman making the initial complaint to make a formal report. So there's no suggestion at this point that anyone is trying to cover anything up, and from the little we do know at this stage all appropriate protocols seem to have been followed.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:50 am

Reddit has compiled a list of suspects. We need a poll change.

https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/ ... n_of_rape/
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:30 am

Fartsniffage wrote:Reddit has compiled a list of suspects. We need a poll change.

https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/ ... n_of_rape/

Lol we aren't having a poll that boils down to "guess the abuser". :p
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Postby Nuroblav » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:47 am

The New California Republic wrote:Lol we aren't having a poll that boils down to "guess the abuser". :p

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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:56 am

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The New California Republic wrote:Lol we aren't having a poll that boils down to "guess the abuser". :p

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The New California Republic wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:Reddit has compiled a list of suspects. We need a poll change.

https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/ ... n_of_rape/

Lol we aren't having a poll that boils down to "guess the abuser". :p


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Postby Philjia » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:50 pm

Former Tory minister and faintly sinister Penfold lookalie Mark Francois (54) no longer has a Facebook page as of today.

I'm sure this is unrelated to the police arresting a former Tory minister in his 50s on suspicion of rape.
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Philjia wrote:Former Tory minister and faintly sinister Penfold lookalie Mark Francois (54) no longer has a Facebook page as of today.

I'm sure this is unrelated to the police arresting a former Tory minister in his 50s on suspicion of rape.


Penfold doesn't deserve that...
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Philjia wrote:Former Tory minister and faintly sinister Penfold lookalie Mark Francois (54) no longer has a Facebook page as of today.

I'm sure this is unrelated to the police arresting a former Tory minister in his 50s on suspicion of rape.

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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:57 pm

Philjia wrote:Former Tory minister and faintly sinister Penfold lookalie Mark Francois (54) no longer has a Facebook page as of today.

I'm sure this is unrelated to the police arresting a former Tory minister in his 50s on suspicion of rape.

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The New California Republic wrote:
Philjia wrote:Former Tory minister and faintly sinister Penfold lookalie Mark Francois (54) no longer has a Facebook page as of today.

I'm sure this is unrelated to the police arresting a former Tory minister in his 50s on suspicion of rape.

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Postby Jedi Council » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:14 am

Philjia wrote:Former Tory minister and faintly sinister Penfold lookalie Mark Francois (54) no longer has a Facebook page as of today.

I'm sure this is unrelated to the police arresting a former Tory minister in his 50s on suspicion of rape.

Nothing to see there I am sure.

Will be interesting if it is him, given his ties to the Government, the Tory right, not to mention his chairmanship of the ERG.
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John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner, former founder and leader of the SDLP, voice of peaceful nationalist protests, and prominent Nationalist politician in Northern Ireland has died age 83


John Hume, alongside former leader of the UUP David Trimble, were instrumental in the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and played a huge role in the NI peace process. Without the likes of him NI would be a far worse place, RIP.
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The Huskar Social Union wrote:John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner, former founder and leader of the SDLP, voice of peaceful nationalist protests, and prominent Nationalist politician in Northern Ireland has died age 83


John Hume, alongside former leader of the UUP David Trimble, where instrumental in the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and played a huge role in the NI peace process. Without the likes of him NI would be a far worse place, RIP.

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The Huskar Social Union wrote:John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner, former founder and leader of the SDLP, voice of peaceful nationalist protests, and prominent Nationalist politician in Northern Ireland has died age 83


John Hume, alongside former leader of the UUP David Trimble, were instrumental in the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and played a huge role in the NI peace process. Without the likes of him NI would be a far worse place, RIP.

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